Fee-for-service payment models impede efforts to improve health care quality and lower spending, and they should be replaced quickly, according to a report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Inadequate data infrastructure and technical capabilities limit the nation's ability to implement a value-based care model, the panel found, and members recommended adopting systems engineering principles, accelerating adoption of outcomes-based pay models, increasing access to data and analytics, implementing community-based delivery systems, and more.

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